There are lots of apps on various mobile platform app stores. Some are quite good and important, while others have nothing tangible to offer. Teenagers are in their formative years and learning through apps is one of the fun ways for them to acquire knowledge. These educative apps increase their mental alertness and creativity.
We will recommend that parents install some of these apps on to their kids’ smartphones. Below are but a few of those informative applications.
This app is recommended for teens who love to invent and build. This is the app version of Do It Yourself (DIY). Your teens can find how-tos, share their own projects and actually participate in the Instructable community. This app offers instructions for more than 100,000 projects and users can upload their own DIY as well. It is an amazing platform for creativity. The Instructables app is available for Android and iOS.
For parents who want their teens to have high productive lives, Evernote is the app them. Evernote is one of the most popular productivity apps around. It enables teens to save projects, documents, notes, web pages, photos, lists and much more. Also, these files can be synced across devices and can be accessed anywhere and on any device. In addition, shared notebooks and assignments are available for parents.
Teens love this app. It opens up the world for them. They get to gain a new perspective of the world as they explore the globe with a swipe of their finger. They discover new places with knowledge cards and learn about local landmarks.
This is an absorbing connecting color based game. It is really easy to play but challenging. All you need to do is connect matching colored dots between each dot to create a “pipe” without crossing colors. Flow Free is fun that requires progressively thinking skills.
Instagram is simple, fun and creative way to capture, edit & share photos, videos; messages with friends & family. Teens love this and it is available on both iOS and Android. Instagram lets registered users upload photos or videos to the service. Users can apply various digital filters to their images, and add locations through geotags. They can add hashtags to their posts, linking the photos up to other content on Instagram featuring the same subject or overall topic.
Parents, if your teens love music, they are surely going to love this app. Pandora lets you stream music for free and explore new artists based on the types of music and artists you like. Pandora is available for free for most mobile devices and on the web.
Codea is a software development tool that includes resources to teach kids to program in the Lua programming language. It is easy to use and teens who are inclined to programming will love it. Users of this app will soon be writing their own games and other apps for iPads. Teens who have no idea of programming can also benefit from this app.
Sometimes it is hard to provide clear feedback. Many teachers like Edmodo app for its learning management system. The app is user-friendly, it makes possible to give students constructive feedback in 1:1 manner and it is very easy for students to respond.
It is an app that makes SAT exams easy. It is also useful if you want your kids to expand their vocabulary. This is a fun way for teens to add new words to their vocabulary. SAT Vocab is one of many educational apps for teenagers that focus on vocabulary words. This app, in particular, is fun and will motivate teens to spend more time studying and adding more words to their vocabulary just by playing games and using pictures to associate with the words.
The above-mentioned apps are just a few that will help teens explore their creativity while having some fun.
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